About Us

Our Mission

To create a way of travelling that maximises the wellbeing of our guests and the planet.

Our Journey

Urban Rest Apartments was launched in 2017 by founder, David Whelan following a career that involved a lot of time travelling for extended periods of time and living out of hotels. Unable to find high quality serviced apartments, he set about creating a brand that would bridge the gap between premium hotels and short term rentals.

By focusing on the business travel segment, offering thoughtfully designed apartments with full facilities that would enable comfortable extended stays in the best locations, Urban Rest came to life and expanded across Australia. In the course of a few short years, it has built a reputation as one of the most trusted and high-quality extended stay accommodation providers, with a loyal customer base of blue chip companies and discerning leisure travellers, who value quality, consistency, function and style in equal measure.

Our Vision

Urban Rest has evolved into a next generation accommodation provider that is redefining how

people live when they travel. As a value driven organisation that thrives on providing best in class customer service and utilising technology to deliver a seamless experience, our vision is to become a global hospitality brand.

By reducing stress at every point of the customer journey, from booking right through to check-out, we aim to ensure a consistently high quality of product and service. When coupled with a relentless focus on sustainability and wellbeing, we aim to improve on the key three pillars of mind, body and planet.

Our Brand Values

Meet the people guiding us towards our goals

Who we are


David Whelan


Izabela Szumierz

General Manager


Amanda Carne


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